RTI Implementer Series Self-paced Learning Modules: Assessment and Data-based Decision Making

This series of self-paced learning modules takes a closer look at how assessment and data-based decision making are used within the RTI framework. The first in this series provides an overview of the types of assessments that can be used within a RTI framework, while the others look more more specifically at decision making using screening and progress monitoring data. The final module explores the how data can be used within a multi-level prevention system and the relatihow it can special education eligibility decsisions. While these learning modules can be used alone, they are part of a series of learning modules focused on RTI implementation. View the whole series here.

RTI Implementer Series Self-paced Learning Modules:
Assessment and Data-based Decision Making

Understanding Types of Assessment within an RTI Framework (24:37)

This learning module focuses on the types of assessments that are commonly used within an RTI framework. It differentiates between summative, formative, and diagnostic assessments as well as norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments and discusses the primary use for each of these assessments. It also provides a more in depth look at formative assessments, including mastery measures and general outcome measures.

Using Screening Data for Decision Making (58:32)

This learning module focuses on the types of decisions that can be made at the district, school, grade/class, and individual level using screening data, the data review process, and how to select cut scores. It provides information, examples, and activities to learn about the types of data analysis that can be conducted to make data-based decisions with screening data at both the individual student level and the system level.

Using Progress Monitoring Data for Decision Making (52:05)

This learning module focuses on the steps needed to effectively utilize progress monitoring data in the decision making process. It provides information, examples, and activities to learn about the progress monitoring process.

IDEA and the Multi-level Prevention System (10:57)

This learning module takes a closer look at how the multi-level prevention system relates to special education and how Response to Intervention differs from a pre-referral process.